Big Basin Trails Fire Recovery Project -San Jose Conservation Corps


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Big Basin Trails Fire Recovery Project -San Jose Conservation Corps
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Project consists of clearing dead and hazardous trees, wood debris, ladder fuels, and vegetation growth at Big Basin Redwoods State Park to clear trails affected by the 2020 CZU Lightning Fire Complex, allowing for visitor use. Work will: •Use hand and mechanical tools (gas and electric chainsaws, pole saws, and hedge trimmers) to lop and scatter vegetation located in steep topography, leaving materials to decompose; •Stack and pile woody debris to be burned at a later date; and •Use a Grip hoist to remove downed large trees. State Park staff will identify and mark all hazard trees to be removed as well as flagging sensitive plant species to be left undisturbed. Bird surveys will be performed prior to all clearing activities.

Contact Information

Linda Hitchcock
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Senior Park and Recreation Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated Area
Santa Cruz

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 & 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels, and minor public or private alterations in the condition of land or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees and is included as “Resource management projects” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR §15300.4.


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